Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Article source: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room. Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change. To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more experiential garden path.
Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher
- Architects: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
- Project: Hilgard Garden
- Location: Berkeley, California, U.S.A
- Photography: Joe Fletcher
- Contractor: 5 Elements Design & Construction / Troy Martinez
- Garden Maintenance: Michelle Bayba
- Tree Source: Marca Dickie Nursery
- Area: 23’ x 50’
- Garden Completed: March 2012
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Article source: Cómo Crear Historias
Known as “El Coso”, the place was a great void at the back of the old part Cehegín (Murcia, Spain). After a big snow storm in the 1950s, many of the houses of this neighborhood collapsed or were damaged, leaving that big, sloped empty space. Besides this, the old part of Cehegín seemed to lack inhabitable gardens. The city needs to breathe through them.
Image Courtesy © David Frutos
- Architects: Cómo Crear Historias (Mónica García Fernández and Javier Rubio Montero)
- Project: “El Coso” Garden and Business Incubator
- Location: Cehegín, Murcia, Spain
- Photography: David Frutos
- Quantity surveyor: Patricia León de la Cruz
- Structural engineering: Dolores Romám
- Mechanical engineering: AGM ingenieros, José Alberto García Fernández
- Safety and health coordinator: Antonio Martínez Sánchez
- Owner/ developer: Municipality of the city of Cehegín
- Contractor: Jose Diaz Garcia S.A.
- Budget (Materials and execution works): 3.111.262 €
- Total area: 4.436 m2
- Project start date: 2003
- Construction period: 2011-2015
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Article source: v2com
With entries from over 95 countries, Henriquez Partners were the only Vancouver-based firm to be recognized amongst the winners. TELUS Garden was recognized as both the Popular Choice Winner and the Jury’s Choice Winner in the Office – High Rise (16+ Floors) category.
Image Courtesy © Ed White
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Article source: Wildstone
A new hybrid advertising space and community garden, designed by Wildstone for client Clear Channel’s premium Storm brand, has transformed a treacherous corner in London into a vibrant community space. The formerly derelict site in Lambeth Palace Conservation Area had remained undeveloped for over twenty years and was eventually hoarded up. Anti-social behaviour was a longstanding issue, prompting Community Safety officers to request that the landowners investigate additional security measures and productive temporary uses for the development site. Innovative structures and urban space designers, Wildstone, have created a scheme to change this crime ridden space by transforming it into a publically open,working community garden, whilstrein stating the site’s original function as an advertising space.
Image Courtesy © Wildstone
- Architects: Wildstone
- Project: Lambeth Palace Road
- Location: London, England
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.
This garden fronts a repurposed nineteenth-century industrial property that now houses three apartments. Unlike its neighbouring rowhouses, this building sits very close to the public sidewalk, had no rear yard, and, following an interior renovation, has giant windows facing the street.
Image Courtesy © Peter Legris Photography
- Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
- Project: First Avenue Garden
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Photography: Peter Legris Photography
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Contractor: Zone 6
- Team: Mary Tremain, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Elise Shelley, Jeremy McGregor
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: PLANT Architect Inc
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the National winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. The Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto is one of 11 projects to receive a CSLA National Award this year. The new, half-acre Peace Garden is part of the 13-acre Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization at Toronto City Hall, which was completed in 2015 by PLANT Architect Inc. | Perkins+Will Canada in Joint Venture, with HoerrSchaudt Landscape Architecture and Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects.
The garden at night, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.
- Architects: PLANT Architect Inc, Perkins+Will
- Project: Nathan Phillips Square Peace Garden
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Photography: Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.
Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.
Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.
Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Project: Canopia
- Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
- Developper: Pitch Promotion
- Area: 17,000 m²
- Status: 2016 competition
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Article source: Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd
The project is a collection of new ‘agricultural’ style buildings at the threshold between the formal garden of the main house and meadow beyond in a small Northampton shire village.
Image Courtesy © Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Article source: Aprilli
The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Inspired by the ecological system of giant trees, the Urban Skyfarm is a prototype vertical farm project which would mainly support local food production and distribution while at the same time contribute to improving the environmental quality through water, air filtration and renewable energy production.
Image Courtesy © Aprilli
- Architects: Aprilli
- Project: Urban Skyfarm
- Location: Seoul, Korea
- Project Height: Sky farm (160m), Hydroponic Farm (45m)
- Total Area: 157,800 m2 (Sky farm 144,450 m2, Hydroponic Farm 13,350 m2)
- Program: Hydroponic Farm, Botanic Garden, Viewing Deck, Cafeteria, Farmers Market, Water Filtration Facility, Renewable Energy Production Facility
- Material: Light weight steel structure with open joint aluminum cladding.
- Farming System: Medium based Hydroponic System, Solution based Hydroponic System
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Article source: VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES
Stop the Ecocide:Onwards to the agroecological revolution
My name is Amlankusum. I’m a 45-year old Hindu agroecologist. For the past five years, I’ve lived with my family in the heart of a plus-energy, vertical eco-neighborhood called “Hyperions” producing more energy than it consumes. In collaboration with architects, agricultural engineers, agronomistsand farmers,I eco-conceived this garden towersproject rooted in JaypeeGreens Sports City, with the double objective of energy decentralization and food deindustrialization. My approach is holistic, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech instead ofsystematically opposing them. Our aim is to reconcile urban renaturationand small-scale farming with environment protection and biodiversity.
Image Courtesy © VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES
- Architects: VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES
- Project: “HYPERIONS” AGRITECTURAL GARDEN TOWERS FOR JAYPEE GREENS SPORTS CITY
- Location: Jaypee Greens Sports City, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India
- Client: Confidential
- Program: Six multi-use wooden & timber towers, co-offices, housing, agroecology, agroforestry, permaculture, aquaponic, urban farming, etc
- Housing Surface Area: 119 582 m²
- Average Size Of Each Unit: 85 M²
- Dimension: 36 storeys, 128.20 meters height including rooftop and sky footbridges
- Status: Schematic Design Phase